National symbols of
Here you can check your understanding of national
symbols in Great Britain
What is the capital of Northern Ireland?
London Cardiff Belfast
What is the floral symbol of England?
Red rose Thistle Daffodil
Earlier, it decorated the arms of the House of
Lancaster. The Lancastrians argued for the throne of
England with the Yorkists whose arms had a white
rose. The war for the throne between the Lancastrians
and the Yorkists became known in the history of the
country as the War of the Red and White rose.
It lasted 30 years (1455-1485).
When the Lancastrians won the war, their arms of the
Red Rose became the symbol of the whole England.
What is the floral symbol of Wales?
Shamrock Thistle Daffodil
Symbols of Wales
The Welsh symbol is the vegetable called the Leek
(or, on occasion, the flower, the daffodil). The patron
saint of Wales, David, ate only leeks and bread.
In memory of this Christian saint, the leek became the
symbol of Wales. Daffodils which burst into flames by
the 1st of march celebrate the revered Welsh saint.